svunta

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier svinta, which is still preserved in East Iceland. First attested in the 16th century. Cognate with Faroese svinta, Norwegian svinte (whence the Icelandic word may have come). Probably related to Norwegian svinte (to swing, wave), which might be a loan word from an unattested Middle Low German source and ultimately from Proto-Germanic *swingatją and related to Middle High German swanzen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

svunta f (genitive singular svuntu, nominative plural svuntur)

  1. apron
  2. counterfoil, the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 19 August 2013, at 22:43